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Published onAugust 21, 2014

Making an appointment

When you make your appointment, it’s important that you have your insurance card or other documentation available, in case you’re asked to provide insurance information.

Published onAugust 11, 2014

Finding a provider

Choosing the right provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care. We can help you find the right one.

Remember, you’re looking for a provider you can trust and work with to improve your health and well-being, so take time to think about what you need. Depending on how complicated your health care needs are, you may need to see more than one type of provider.

Published onAugust 4, 2014

Knowing where to go for care

It’s important that you know where to go for medical care when you need it. There are some big differences between visits to your primary care provider and visits to the emergency room, such as cost, time spent waiting for care, and follow up.

Getting regular medical care: Primary care providers work with you to ensure that you get the right preventive services, manage your chronic conditions, and improve your health. Before you go to the doctor’s office, clinic, or health center, visit your health plan’s website and check their provider directory online. You can also call your insurer directly with questions or call a provider to see if they accept your health plan.

Published onJuly 25, 2014

Understanding your health coverage

Health coverage pays for provider services, medications, hospital care, and special equipment when you’re sick. It’s also important when you’re not sick. Marketplace coverage includes preventive health services like immunizations for children and adults, annual doctor visits for women and seniors, screening and counseling for people of all ages, and more. The best news – it’s free.

Published onJuly 17, 2014

Putting your health first

While Marketplace health coverage is important, there’s no substitute for living a healthy lifestyle. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there for your family and friends for many years to come. Use your Marketplace health coverage when you are sick and when you are well, to help you live a long and healthy life.

Published onApril 2, 2014

How to use your new Marketplace coverage

Now that you’ve joined millions of Americans in getting coverage, you need to learn how to use it.

Here are some steps you can take right now to ensure that you have access to health care once your coverage begins. Follow the links below to learn how to confirm your enrollment with your insurance company, fill a prescription, get care when and where you need it, and appeal a decision by your insurance company.

Published onAugust 27, 2013

4 ways the Health Insurance Marketplace® keeps you healthy

You and your family may be eligible for free screenings, vaccines, counseling, and other preventive services to keep you healthy.

All health plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace® and many other plans must cover the preventive services below without charging you a

copayment
or
coinsurance
. This applies even if you haven’t met your yearly
deductible
.

  1. Preventive care for all adults: 15 preventive services

  2. Preventive care for women: 22 preventive services

  3. Preventive care for children: 25 preventive services

  4. Medicare preventive care: 23 preventive services